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I chatted with Joy today and she was able to help me with the retainer clip for the chute rotation handle.
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I chatted with Richard an spoke to a brian .brad brett something like that lol sorry cant remember
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Yesterday I got a response from Richard on the Ariens tech question site.

I was told to watch the video and double check the machine level / square / and tire pressure settings.

As I was at the machine this morning, adding air to the tires, then unscrewing the skids and frame bolts, I notice the skids already wore nearly thru.

Fine, I have long areas to clean so if the skids will wear out every year then I'm adding "rolling skids" to my machine.

I'm going to do like my late uncle did and install sealed bearings as wheels for the front end. I have ordered 1 3/4 diameter bearings from Amazon.

When I get the bearings in, I will mount them and I will post pictures on what I did.
1. If the skids wear out every year (on my property) then little wheels will last 10 times longer.
2. The auto turn will work much better because the braking action of a skid dragging the driveway will be omitted.

Stay tuned, give me about a week. Then I'll post a picture on my solution.

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I got the bearings quicker than I thought, so here is the video of what I did so hopefully it will make the auto turn feature run better on my machine. I added 2 sealed bearings on the skids. Here is the short youtube video of it.
I edited the movie. The last minute of the movie the machine is snowblowing 6 inches of heavy wet snow. It runs perfectly!

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I got the bearings quicker than I thought, so here is the video of what I did so hopefully it will make the auto turn feature run better on my machine. I added 2 sealed bearings on the skids. Here is the short youtube video of it.
Looks good. Let us know how they hold up for you.

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I got the bearings quicker than I thought, so here is the video of what I did so hopefully it will make the auto turn feature run better on my machine. I added 2 sealed bearings on the skids. Here is the short youtube video of it.
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That is pretty slick! I can see where that would work good. I could also see the bearings possibly flat spotting if they ever get froze and quit rolling.
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Yes, very nicely done, Tiger! I like that.

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I could also see the bearings possibly flat spotting if they ever get froze and quit rolling.
^^ This is what happened to the "roller skids" I had on my machine.

If there was some way to water proof or protect the bearings from icing up, it'll have more of a fighting chance.

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I tried it the night I put the bearings on and it was stupid (No snow) in the driveway. I was wide open traveling around. The thing went nice and straight down the drive way and it went pop pop pop down the sidewalk. The popping was the wheels hitting the line between the cement slabs going down the sidewalk. I would press one handle bar and it would turn like a bicycle either direction. This is what it needed. I ordered another set of bearings (now back ordered) for spares in case one or both blow out.

When it snows I'll up date.
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I tried it the night I put the bearings on and it was stupid (No snow) in the driveway. I was wide open traveling around. The thing went nice and straight down the drive way and it went pop pop pop down the sidewalk. The popping was the wheels hitting the line between the cement slabs going down the sidewalk. I would press one handle bar and it would turn like a bicycle either direction. This is what it needed. I ordered another set of bearings (now back ordered) for spares in case one or both blow out.

When it snows I'll up date.

Yeah, that's what I meant by the, "I can see where that would work good" part. I figured it would work really well on a clean surface like you tested it on. I'm just not convinced after hours of use in deep snow that the bearings won't ice up just enough to stop them from turning. Once they stop turning, it's over as they will flat spot and then the snowball effect begins. Keep us updated though.
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